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The Oklahoma State Department of Education, Special Education Services (OSDE-SES) is committed to providing guidance and support in order to promote excellence in education from infancy to adulthood for children with disabilities as outlined in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA).

This mission is accomplished by disseminating information to families, schools, communities, and agencies through

Differentiated Monitoring GSS 2019

Oklahoma's General Supervision System (GSS) motinors the implementation of IDEA by local education agencies (LEAs).This document outlines the monitoring and enforcement components of the Oklahoma GSS. All of the components have been developed according to the standard set by the federal Office of Special Education Programs.

Differentiated Monitoring GSS 2019

Oklahoma Dyslexia Handbook

The purpose of this Oklahoma Dyslexia Handbook is to provide guidance to educators, students, families, and community members about dyslexia, and the best practices for identification, intervention, and support for children with dyslexia. This handbook was developed by members of the Dyslexia and Education Task Force who were appointed by the Oklahoma Legislature, at the request of H.B.2008 (2017) authored by Speaker Charles McCall, Oklahoma State House of Representatives; and amended by H.B.3313 (2018) authored by Representative Rhonda Baker, Oklahoma State House of Representatives.

Oklahoma Dyslexia Handbook

Policies, Handbook, & Process Guide

Special Education Policies Special Education Handbook Special Education Process Guide

Notice of Public Comment Period

Pursuant to 34 C.F.R. 200.6(c)(2), State Education Agencies must limit the total number of students assessed with an alternate assessment in each subject area to no more than 1%. The participation cap is set by 34 C.F.R. 200.6(c)(2). In accordance with 34 C.F.R. §200.6(c)(2), the Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE-SES) will seek an extension of the waiver for the 2019-2020 school year from the Secretary of the United States Department of Education.

Any individual or organization may submit written comments on the proposed waiver pursuant to 34 C.F.R. §200.6(c)(4). Written comments shall be accepted through December 6, 2019. 2020 1.0 Percent Waiver Application - Nov 4, 2019

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    Last updated on December 9, 2019